Posts Tagged 'folksy'

Fabric House Christmas Decorations

I have quite a few craft fairs coming up over the next couple of months so I’ve been trying to get a few Christmas items made. I went to a Doughty fabric sale recently and bought some lovely cream coloured cotton with simple red Scandinavian style Xmas shapes and some pretty green flowery print cotton. I came home with a few other choices too – a very dangerous place to spend a fortune if fabric’s your thing!

I’d spotted some lovely hanging house decorations in one of my sewing books and fancied making up my own house pattern using the book method as a guide to putting them together. I used my newly purchased fabric plus a collection of other Christmas patterns from my stash. I’m quite pleased with them – just wish I had a lovely fireplace to hang a few from!

Pieces cut and being decorated with doors, windows, trees, buttons & …

Sparkly stuff!

All strung and sewn together ready for stuffing

All stuffed and closed ready for hanging

I’m hoping there might be the odd bright sky moment over the weekend so I can get some pics taken to put a few in my OddSox shop as well as my craft fairs.

Next task is to sew some orange felt carrot noses onto my latest batch of sock snowmen…

Have a good weekend all. 🙂

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New Sock Bunnies & Dollies

As I’ve just signed up to the Folksy Pro-Account which is a set fee to cover all listings made within a one year period, I’ve been using this opportunity to do some batch listing. My first two sessions include some new Sock Bunnies and some cute smiley Sock Dollies. Nearly all of them are available at my OddSox Folksy shop if you’d like to take a look at these and other Sock Animals.

A group of Sock Bunny Rabbits

A group of smiling DollySox

Knitted Sleepy Bear in a Bunny Suit

I spotted a picture on Pinterest last week of the cutest little knitted sleepy bear wearing a red knitted button up suit with big bunny ears.  I really couldn’t resist him, isn’t he lovely 🙂

The Folksy shop is called ‘Hand Knitted Bears’ and you can put an order in with Martha for any colour combination you like. She says to allow up to 7 days for your bear to be made but I had mine within 3 days of my order, which was super speedy. My little bear has moveable arms and legs so he can easily be posed in a sitting position.

Martha has lots of cute bears in different outfits to choose from so do go and have a look, they are amazing value too – after seeing the amount of work first hand, they’re definitely worth a higher price tag. Beautifully made, very good service and delivered wrapped in tissue paper tied up with a ribbon… HAND KNITTED BEARS

 

Amigurumi Animal Cuteness

Here’s my latest batch of Amigurumi creatures. If anyone is planning on giving a home to something cute I’ve just listed them over at my Folksy OddSox shop! My favourite is the little grey one with skinny legs.

The brown one is definitely a dog, the orange one is certainly a fox – the other two I’m really not sure – mouse? bear? lemur? …

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CRAFTfest Virtual Craft Fair – 17/18 Sept

This weekend I’ll be taking part in CRAFTfest!

There will be 175 talented craft sellers with virtual stalls giving you a great opportunity to shop with your feet up!

Pop over to have a nosey and see if anything catches your eye. There will be plenty on offer:

BEAD CRAFTS – WOOD, GLASS, CERAMICS – PAPER – FABRIC – ART & PAINTINGS – BATH PRODUCTS & CANDLES – WOOL CRAFTS – and more

This is the selection of stalls signed up for CRAFTfest and this is where you can find my Cute & Crazy Creature OddSox shopfront.

Tiger theTortoiseshell Cat – Sock Portrait

Tiger posing for the camera

This is Tiger. Recently her lovely owner sent me this request:

I have a beautiful tortoiseshell cat called Tiger and I would love a sock cat in her colours. She has a white bib with lots of ginger tabby and dark tabby markings. I don’t expect an exact replica – but is this something you could do? Just to be difficult, her left leg is white but her right leg is mainly that lovely ginger tabby colour with a white paw – she’s very fashion conscious!

I love challenges like this so of course I replied yes and we swapped a few emails about sock shopping and cat colours before I started. Eventually I found a pair of socks that I thought were quite close to tortoiseshell, in a tiger stripe design. I chose to attach the legs with buttons as this gives a little bit of posability (don’t think that’s a real word but never mind!). This was stage one that went back for commenting by the ‘real’ Tiger and her owner.

Sock Tigerpuss Stage 1

Her Furry Ladyship recommended an adjustment to her white area as this reaches all the way under her chest almost to her back legs. And she also quite fancied having a red or orange ribbon around her neck.

So we all decided on some white fun fur for the alteration and Tiger chose a lovely red velvet for the neck ribbon. Here’s the finished Sock Tigerpuss who is now thoroughly at home with ‘real’ Tiger and my lovely new customer. 🙂

Sock Tigerpuss enjoying the sunshine
Sock Tigerpuss showing off her velvet bow
Is that a bird under the bush?
Sock Tigerpuss sitting pretty

I really enjoyed this project and it’s been a pleasure chatting through the details with Tigers’ ‘Mum’ . Thank you T & L 🙂

If any readers would like to commission a Sock Portrait of their pet I’d be happy to chat it through – just leave a comment here or you can message me on Facebook or via my Folksy shop – OddSox and I’ll get back to you.

Social Media & Creativity – UKHandmade

The Summer issue of UK Handmade Magazine was published this week and you can read it online HERE (click on the enlarge button to the bottom left to read it full screen).

“Summer is a time to embark on new adventures and try new things so this issue is packed full of ways you can ‘Cultivate your Creativity‘ by learning, teaching or generally having a go at something new!”

This issue has a feature on a Round Robin project I took part in last year with 3 other UKHandmade and Folksy members. The article promotes social media as a great way for creative people to meet and collaborate and lists a number of useful websites to investigate.

 


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